Unusually wise.

Proverbs 30:25 ( says, ‘Ants – they aren’t strong, but they store up food all summer.’ In verse 24 ants are called ‘small but unusually wise’.

You may have been made to feel small or powerless. But there’s no reason you can’t become unusually wise.
What’s one area of your life you need to work on?
Healthy eating, getting fit, studying harder for exams, not wasting hours on Instagram?

Powerful, lasting change happens when we invest small amounts of time, over time, in activities that will help us reach our goals. Like ants collecting food over the summer: don’t give up! It all adds up.



Too much cake.

Sometimes I eat too much cake. I’m actually full and I know if I eat more cake I’ll feel sick. I eat more cake anyway. Please don’t follow my cake-eating example.

Instead, listen to the wise advice of Proverbs 27:12 ( ‘A prudent (wise) person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.’

Can you think of situations you tend to head into, knowing full well there’s danger up ahead?

Ask God for the wisdom and strength to stop where you are, and take precautions – instead of carrying on anyway, and suffering because of it.



Forever young.

Proverbs 4:18 ( says, ‘The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.’ This is just the coolest verse, because it reminds us our best years are always ahead of us!

You probably know a bunch of old people (like your parents) who aren’t as thin, energetic or sexy as they’ll tell you they once were. But people who love Jesus consistently for a lifetime shine brighter and brighter – and actually get younger on the inside (2 Corinthians 4:16 – – the older they get, because they’re becoming more and more like Him.

That’s your future too.



The help.

Has an idea to help someone ever come to you as you’re chatting to, or thinking about, that person? If you’re a Jesus follower, the Holy Spirit lives in you. He guides you, and often those random (or not!) thoughts are Him prompting you to pray, encourage, or do something practical to help someone out.

Don’t ignore God’s nudge!
Try to get into the habit of acting on it straight away.

Proverbs 3:27-28 ( says, ‘Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them. If you can help your neighbour now, don’t say, “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.”‘